Q. What is the book of Revelation all about? Can you give me a short overview of the entire book?
The book of Revelation is written in symbolic language. By “symbolic language” we need to understand language which employs the use of symbols or pictures which are not to be understood literally. Most of the New Testament is written in “simple” language. It is simple to understand. Revelation is very difficult for the average person to understand because it takes diligent effort and study and familiarity with the Old Testament use of symbolic language. Most people simply will not invest the necessary time to unravel this wonderful book. Because of this it has given rise to hundreds of far-out explanations and theories.
The MAJOR premise of the book is really very simple. The difficulty comes when people try to explain every symbol with their own preconceived ideas.
Here is the Major premise of the book. There is a great spiritual battle going on between Christ and Satan. All mankind is involved in this battle on one side or the other. And CHRIST WINS. THAT IS IT.